Sat, Mar 30|
Still We Rise: Poems as Political Anthems
In this generative writing workshop, Sofía Aguilar will facilitate a group-led reading and discussion of political poetry poems from revolutionary thinkers and writers, then offer a series of questions as prompts for attendees to create their own politically driven poem.
Time & Location
Mar 30, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
About the event
Workshop Description: What do you want to fight for? In this generative writing workshop, Sofía Aguilar will facilitate a group-led reading and discussion of political poetry poems from revolutionary thinkers and writers, then offer a series of questions as prompts for attendees to create their own politically driven poem. Attendees will learn how to use and identify strategies for using poetry as a medium for social justice, call to action, community empowerment, protest against injustice, resistance to oppression, and meaningful change.
About the Presenter: Sofía Aguilar is a Chicana writer and editor based on the traditional homelands of the Tongva and Chumash peoples, now known as Los Angeles, California. Her work has appeared in the L.A. Times, Refinery29 Somos, and New Orleans Review, among other publications. As an alum of WriteGirl and a first-generation college graduate, Sofía earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, where she received the Andrea Klein Willison Prize for Poetry and the Spencer Barnett Memorial Prize for Excellence in Latin American and Latinx Studies. STREAMING SERVICE: golden shovels made for tv (2021) is her self-published debut poetry chapbook. Its sequel STREAMING SERVICE: season two, also self-published, was released in June 2022.
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